Wednesday, January 6, 2010


Aren't they beautiful? I couldn't resist modifying a ham and navy bean soup recipe by using this package of "16 Bean mix" instead. Don't ask me what all the beans are. I just know they're pretty. Although, I must admit they aren't as colorful once they're cooked.

I made a double batch of this (recipe on page 216 of 1001 Delicious Soups & Stews), which is a lot. Fortunately, I had enough pint jars (10) that I could get all the soup canned, and I am trying the double-decker approach to the pressure canner for the first time. I'm nervous, but I hope it will be alright. It seems very FULL.

(Later) They are all fine - and now I can go to sleep!


  1. Yeah, aren't they? I just wished they stayed as pretty when cooked. Unfortunately, 2 of my jars didn't seal, so I guess I know what I'm having for lunch over the next few days!


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